Martin 0748

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (106)
49
During previews
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you are a fan of the film on which it is based, and might enjoy a boring charmless show with lots of music and scenery, and silly material.

Don't see it if I have three words for this misfire: AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL

55
Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you know the play & understand that you won't hear all the dialogue; enjoy poor acting, and want free food & drink to get you thru this mess

Don't see it if you expect Shakespeare, a plot that you can follow & decent acting, This is a tedious circus, and not redeemed by the small portions of food

Also I expected better. An out of the way location. They all thought they w... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like one man plays about family, good-acting, and sweet story with lots of laughs. Fun short evening. Excellent performance-entertaining

Don't see it if you don't care for one man performances, or stories about having children etc, or short 90 minute productions. I suggest you go see it!

65
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dated, Cliched

See it if If you did not live through the era, you might find it interesting to learn about a certain radical fringe element that lived near campuses.

Don't see it if you don't care for protests and protesters, hippies and revolution, in a somewhat poorly crafted play in which there is loads of yelling.

50
During previews
Vulgar, Low brow entertainment, Crude

See it if you like stupid characters & a grotesquely unbelievable story. Musical theatre at its low point. You’ll laugh, but the humor is stale & lame

Don't see it if unless u like dopey & unbelievable characters and situations, WWWrestling, & found Margaritaville challenging. Waste of money. Garbage show

95
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like entertaining, meaningful relationship plays, well-acted, directed and produced. The cast is brilliant-great scenes & moments.

Don't see it if you are offended by gay characters and relationships, marital problems and cross-generational issues, or if you don't like Idina Menzel.

Also One of the best that Roundabout has produced at the Laura Pels. Don't ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you gravitate to brilliant cerebral theater of ideas, are willing to pay close attention and do some research in advance. Joyous theater!

Don't see it if u dont like Stoppard plays and dont like to have to think too much at the theater. Not an easy piece, and you have to bring something to it.

65
During previews
Cartoonish, poor acting, poor staging, poor direction, miscast lead

See it if you need to catch up on your sleep, or if you really are a fan of Condola Rashad. The production does no justice to this Shavian piece.

Don't see it if you want a short engrossing evening in the theater, or if you suffer from stiffness when you have to sit for 3 hours in semi-boredom.

95
The Low Road
East Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if a terrific night in the theatre, an intelligent, brilliantly performed and directed, satisfying play. Highly recommended!! Great night out!

Don't see it if you don't like history, economics, a Candide-like plot, or a satirical look at America when it was founded and America today.

90
Admissions
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you want to be intellectually engaged and well entertained. Great subject matter, smartly written and beautifully performed. Recommended

Don't see it if you don't like intelligent, satirical social commentary plays, that engage your mind; or if you don't, for some reason, like Jessica Hecht.

90
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like new original musicals, well-cast and directed, with great singing of many tuneful songs, and a story out of today's newspaper.

Don't see it if you don't like original musicals, stories about mother-daughter relationships, or sometimes edgy new work offered at the Public Theater.

68
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Slow, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you enjoy fine performers in a half-baked somewhat dull play, with several dream-like unrealistic moments. Lauria's character is pivotal.

Don't see it if you don't have empathy for the curmudgeonly main character, who fades in and out of reality. It is a long 90 minutes.

100
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Profound

See it if you like serious drama, that is entertaining and thought-provoking. This one is masterful, and the cast is perfect. Not to be missed.

Don't see it if you're not ready to listen&think in the theatre. This deals with moral issues, and is full of humanity. Don't go just to gaze at the stars.

70
The Last Match
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Banal, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a serious tennis player or just a fan, and enjoy creative plays that are well-acted and directed. This one is fun and interesting.

Don't see it if you don't understand the game of tennis and how it is scored, and if you don't like plays about competitive sports and athletes.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy excellent theatre, well-written, produced and performed. Interesting staging and memorable Mark Rylance acting stint. A highlight.

Don't see it if you don't like straight plays with comic bits, and a lot of talk. And if you don't like costumes and historical events and characters.

50
Boring, Poorly conceived, Overlong, Static, A definite miss

See it if you want to spend $$ on a 78 minute scream fest with show-off singers who can belt but don't connect with the lyrics or audience.

Don't see it if you need to sweep the garage or clean the bathroom, as both will be more productive and entertaining than this mess. Aiello reads his lines!

75
Illyria
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you like intelligent theater, a well-told story, and are interested in the history of NY's Public Theater and Joe Papp.

Don't see it if you don't like talky quiet plays where nothing much happens, or if you are really hard of hearing and won't use the listening devices.

70
Shadowlands
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you enjoy a well made sentimental play, with good size cast, some great acting and an interesting story. A big show for the small Acorn.

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of talking, or monologues, or a play about a loved one dying and the meaning of love, pain and suffering.

Also Terrific production - fine play. But the chemistry between the leads w... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you want to see a 1 man 80 minute play about his Palm Springs gay weekend visit. The mostly male crowd laughed a lot. I missed the jokes

Don't see it if You like gay themed 1 man plays that dont resonate and are repetitious. The actor is doing stereotypical femme guy and it is not PC now.

60
During previews
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You want to hear one hour of silly overlapping soccer girl chit chat and not one character that you care about. Tedious and unrewarding.

Don't see it if You don't want to be bored and disappointed. The mystery is how this piece deserved any acclaim. Feels like it was written in ten minutes.

90
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if for a supremely entertaining, romantic, visually arresting, smartly directed, melodic and beautifully performed show with broadway know how.

Don't see it if you are jaded or don't like fabulously entertaining broadway musicals

49
During previews
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Excruciating

See it if your ambien is not working and you need to catch up on sleep. Cheap scenery, dull stories. A wasted evening. New low for Mint Company.

Don't see it if you are looking for a stimulating night out, or you are not a lip reader (the older male actor mumbles his way through this).

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Overrated

See it if you like unconventional presentations of classic plays, and are a fan of Oscar Isaac who, along with the rest of the cast, is terrific.

Don't see it if you haven't read or seen HAMLET before - as you'll be hopelessly confused. Gold's staging-challenging even for people familiar with the play

75
During previews
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're in mood for fun frothy musical romp well-performed and directed. Nancy Opel alone is worth price of admission.

Don't see it if you feel 90 minutes about middle aged dating and sex will turn you off. The show doesn't aim high, but hits its target.

60
Cliched, Great singing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you want to see a great performer reveal his impressive acting and singing chops in a one act "cabaret" that is sincere and personal.

Don't see it if if a guy in drag doing all the clichéd "Blanche DuBois" and other Williams' ladies routines is not to your liking. Show dragged (literally).

73
Entertaining, Great singing, Faithful to source

See it if you like the movie and generally enjoy musicals-professionally performed and produced. Mr. Karl has loads of charisma and Ms. Banks delivers

Don't see it if a bland homogenized version of the film will not be to your liking. Karl and Banks won't make you forget Gere and Roberts.

67
Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you haven't seen many musicals & you want a cheap good seat for something somewhat amusing and mildly entertaining. Cast works hard.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about LGBQT subjects, obvious silly predictable plot and happy ending, overacting, and music by the Go Go's.

70
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to learn about RFK's campaign for the presidency in 1968 - even if you lived through it this work is eye-opening and well done.

Don't see it if if you don't like one man plays about politics; especially if you don't know or care about RFK. This requires audience attention.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Brilliant in every respect

See it if you care about serious theatre, that educates and entertains. It doesn't get better than this. No superlatives can do it justice. All rise!

Don't see it if There is no reason why you should not see it.

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like contemporary theatre that deals with interesting issues and sub-text, as well as fine acting!

Don't see it if you like clear messages!

49
Slow, Boring, Unengaging, No chemistry, Dated

See it if you want to see a dated but interesting relationship play, seriously performed and well-intended; and some decent enough acting.

Don't see it if you like stimulating drama that keeps you awake and touches the heart and mind. This one is a stinker, and I grew tired of listening.

57
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Tedious,

See it if you get charged up watching a guy make orgasmic faces/gyrations playing electric guitar all evening, as if that were great accomplishment,

Don't see it if you expect a story line, or any sort of coherence of any nature. This is just something to listen to, and there is nothing exceptional.

79
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if you want to see a classic musical theatre piece presented exquisitely.

Don't see it if you don't like conventional broadway musicals, and have been living in a cave for 50 years or so.

74
Three Wise Guys
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Quirky

See it if you want to see something different which has much to commend it. Interesting story, dialogue, and plot, which all comes together in the end

Don't see it if you don't like something a bit old-fashioned, with stock characters and situations. Some folks might not be engaged by this and be bored.

60
Party Face
Midtown W
Disappointing, Lame, dull, predictable

See it if you feel nostalgic and want to see Hayley Mills live on stage - close up and personal.

Don't see it if you don't like being bored by stage versions of TV sitcoms, with unbelievable set up and dialogue. I am being kind with my score.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want to experience an excellent revival of a classic and timeless broadway musical, beautifully performed. Many touching moments!

Don't see it if you don't like old-fashioned romantic musicals, or the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein, or if you're averse to color-blind casting.

79
Cardinal
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like original, but not perfect work which is interesting and entertaining, well-acted and designed.

Don't see it if you don't like the color "cardinal."

79
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you want to be entertained by an interesting piece, well acted and designed.

Don't see it if you want serious drama, well plotted and significant.

78
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Better than expected

See it if you enjoy a thought-provoking, engrossing story, and a professional, polished production and fine acting.

Don't see it if you might be repulsed or confused about an unusual same sex relationship that is the basis of the plot.

90
During previews
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy intelligent, well-acted plays that are timely and moving, with believable characters and touch gracefully on the human condition.

Don't see it if you don't like wise, mature plays that deal with women specifically, and all humanity in general.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want to see a well-written, sweet and funny play that treats every character with empathy. Great performances and fine direction.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about gay men, marriage, mothers and sons, all wrapped into one brilliant and moving experience.

95
Brigadoon
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you want to see classic American musical theater staged and performed to perfection. A great score and magical story.

Don't see it if you don't like romantic stories and "old-fashioned" musical theater.

67
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you enjoy interesting topical plays, well-acted and directed, and if you are not turned off by this subject matter.

Don't see it if you want a play to provide you with a clear message, and if you don't like the noise of guns and other weapons.

Also It is often telling when the audience does not know when a play is ove... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You have money to spare and are a fan of the actors. The cast is fine in this poorly written and ill-conceived nonsense.

Don't see it if You like to be educated, uplifted or truly entertained. The premise here is so nasty that it sours everything. I disliked all the characters

68
During previews
Ambitious, Excruciating, Disappointing, Pointless

See it if you want to see one actor perform all the roles in this nearly 100 year old O'Neill play, that won a Pulitzer and shook up audiences.

Don't see it if you dont want to squeeze into a narrow armless brutally uncomfortable seat for 5 + hrs to watch 1 actor undermine all meaning of this play.

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you despise Trump & want to laugh & cheer along with fellow dissenters, led by masterful comedic Michael Moore. Had a terrific time. Go!

Don't see it if you like Trump, and don't want to hear him criticized.

90
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you love the best musical theater in the world. Here's a sparkling revue/cavalcade of Prince's productions. Terrific cast and staging. Bravo

Don't see it if you expect a story. This is a revue, and the numbers are not connected to each other, though all are wonderful.

78
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy family dramas with pertinent themes, fine performances and staging.

Don't see it if you can't sit still and watch a family drama unfold.

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you research Buddha & the Four Messengers on Wikipedia before you go. That will help you understand what this show aims to be about.

Don't see it if you expect a clear and intelligible narrative and memorable tunes. This show needs to slow down and tell its story simply. Too much noise!

50
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Banal

See it if you like the cast members, and a play that has some ideas, but really does not resonate.

Don't see it if you want to be transported by a play. This one is resolutely earthbound and clichéd - the author isn't telling us anything we don't know.

Also Celia Keenan Bolger is playing one of the most annoying and unappealin... Read more Read less